Health Insurance – Canadian Residents

Note: This is the 20112012 edition of the eCalendar. Update the year in your browser's URL bar for the most recent version of this page, or click here to jump to the newest eCalendar.

Health Insurance – Canadian Residents

Revision, February 2012. Start of revision.

If you are a Canadian student from outside Quebec, you should check with your provincial medicare office to ensure that you have valid health coverage while studying at McGill.

If you are a Canadian student who has been living abroad, you may not be eligible for provincial health insurance coverage. To ensure adequate health insurance coverage, you may enrol in the group plan offered through International Student Services ( Please note that this option is available only during the first month of each new semester at McGill.

All undergraduate students who pay tuition fees at either the Canadian or Quebec rates and who are members of the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU) or the Macdonald Campus Students' Society (MCSS) are automatically covered by their applicable Students' Society's Health and Dental Plans. For details on fees, change of coverage dates, and on what is covered by the plans, refer to If you're not sure of your eligibility, contact the Alliance pour la santé étudiante au Québec (ASEQ) at 514-789-8775 or 1-866-795-4435, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (

Note for Continuing Studies: As a Continuing Studies student, you are not a member of SSMU or MCSS. Therefore, the coverage of the Students' Society's Health and Dental Plans is not applicable.
Note for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies: Graduate students classed as Canadian full-time or Additional Session/Thesis Evaluation/Non-Thesis Extension as well as all postdoctoral candidates are automatically covered by their society's Health and Dental Plan (PGSS). Students without valid Canadian Medicare, please see Health Insurance – International Students. In 2012-2013, this plan costs $651 (single coverage). Students not charged during the Fall term for insurance fees can choose to enrol directly at the PGSS office during the January adjustment period. For details on what is covered by this plan as well as opt-out procedures, please refer to the information contained at

Revision, February 2012. End of revision.

—2011-2012 (last updated Feb. 3, 2012) (disclaimer)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Feb. 3, 2012) (disclaimer)